Organic Beez is a certified organic thyme honey harvested exclusively from our hives on Syros, the capital island of the Cyclades complex in Greece. Containing more than 80% of thyme pollen grains*, a remarkably high percentage which may vary each year from 82% to 86% or even higher, our honey comes from organic bee keeping in limited quantities.
Exceptionally aromatic, Organic Beez has dark amber color and exquisite flavor with a spice aftertaste. Without blends with other types of honey, Organic Beez is natural and unprocessed. Although heating honey to slow down the process of crystallization is a practice often in beekeeping, we choose not to Organic Beez. Considering that non heating honey helps preserve all its natural value, Organic Beez is bottled just as the bees produce it. Each jar is checked and sealed separately in our certified facilities.
A piece of advice: Honey crystallizing is a natural and uncontrolled process, occurring over the course of 6 or 18 months, depending on the honey. You may re-liquefy your honey by removing the lid of the jar and placing it in a deep pan of hot water(104F/ 40°C). The hot water will heat the jar which heats the honey. The key is to not let the temperature get above 40°C.
* According to the Code of Food and Beverages, article 11a of the European legislation, any honey with a thyme pollen grain content of at least 18% can be called ‘thyme honey’.
Thyme honey from the Cyclades is a nutritional treasure produced under difficult conditions. Available in limitted, but much sought-after, quantity is considered as the elite of honey.
Organic Beez is produced in the island of Syros, where thyme dominance in bee forage plants gives a nectar which bees transform into extraordinary high quality and high nutritional value honey with amber color, strong aroma and unique flavor. Being one of the Cyclades group of islands, the peculiar morphology and unique microclimate of Syros with little rain, plenty sunshine and strong winds give herbs and plants thriving under adverse conditions. The effect that elements of nature have on them is much higher concentration of their beneficiary components, stronger aromas and robust flavors revealing the grandeur of the Cycladic climate.
Bees and honey are companions in lifeto the family of Organic Beez. Generations were raised observing the world of bees, carrying about them, enjoying the fruits of each year’s efforts.
We collect the Organic Beez honey from our hives in our land where thyme plants far outnumber all others. The blooming period in Syros is short, the honey is unique. Every year, the weather governs and thus determines considerably the percentage of pollen, the hue of honey, the aroma and flavor.
We make our honey respecting the ecosystem of our island and the seasonal cycles of nature. We are constantly being informed about ecological beekeeping practices, we export our honey directly with non-heat treatment and bottled it in our beekeeping unit by applying hygiene rules. This results in the thyme Organic Beez with its unique aroma and full thymus taste, as well as its valuable healing and nutritional properties.